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William N. Brown account book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0028
The William N. Brown account book contains a listing of school expenses incurred while Brown was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, 1889-1893.

Dates

  • 1889 - 1893

Creator

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Extent

1 items

Biographical / Historical

William Nelson Brown was born near Gainesville, Virginia on August 21, 1873. His parents were William Henry Brown (born Alexandria, VA) and Mary Love Elliot (born Washington, DC). Brown entered the Virginia Military Institute in 1889 and graduated in 1893. He married Caroline Cator Taylor of Bradshaw, Indiana, on Ocotber 26, 1901. The couple had two children--William Taylor and Mary Venable.

Brown spent his entire career as a Civil Engineer, and became a leading national figure in the fields of surveying and mapping. He was one of the first in his profession to use aerial photography and he managed large mapping projects for both government agencies and private firms. One of his most significant assignments was the mapping of the Mississippi River in 1929 for use in a flood control project. Brown died in Washington, DC on January 12, 1959.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks
Title
A GUIDE TO THE WILLIAM N. BROWN ACCOUNT BOOK, 1889-1893
Author
Diane B. Jacob
Date
© 2002 Virginia Military Institute Archives

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

Contact:
VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450
540-464-7516